Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

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Impressions of China: NFB Restores McWilliams’ First Doc

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It was 1972, the month of May, and an adventurous group of high school students and teachers from Hamilton, Ontario, boarded an Asia-bound plane and quietly made history. At a time when western perceptions of Maoist China were shaped by Cold War politics, they became the first such group to visit the country since the 1949

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Atlantic Film Festival 2016 | 17 NFB Productions Featured

A quick look at the complete selection of NFB titles at this year’s Atlantic Film Festival, including screening times and venues.

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NFB Shines at Canada’s Fall Festivals

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Autumn is film festival season in Canada and the NFB English Program is embarking on the busy fall circuit with over a dozen new releases.

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The New Alchemists: Growing Food Without Fuel or Toxins

Is living green the prerogative of the rich? Meet a cool crew of visionary scientists who proved it wasn’t with The New Alchemists, an enchanting short summer film by Dorothy Todd-Hénault.

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NFB XP | Back from the Future

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*  This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. A look back at the NFB XP round table at the Phi Centre Phi during the MUTEK festival: this panel served as a follow-up to a creation and dialogue workshop on the major themes surrounding virtual reality and augmented reality. With the aim

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Mark World Refugee Day with 19 Days

Mark World Refugee Day with this short doc that follows refugee families through their 19-day welcoming process at a resettlement centre in Calgary.

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8 Female Directors Who Are Crushing It At the NFB

With the current conversations surrounding the abysmal under-representation of female directors in Hollywood we’ve decided to highlight the fantastic history and confidence the NFB has, and continues to have, with female directors.

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Staff Picks 2015 | Watch Our Fave Free Films of the Year

Films

With 2015 coming to a close, we compiled our annual Staff pick list! Brush up on the recently added, free films now available on NFB.ca!

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Teaching Canadian identity, nationhood, and media literacy with Shameless Propaganda

Education

Discover the NFB’s WWII-era propaganda effort, and get ideas for teaching about Canadian identity and nationhood to secondary students.

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Amy Winehouse, Nick Cave, Alice Cooper… Watch 5 Docs on Outstanding Musicians

Films

Watch 5 films about musicians you love with these 5 tell-all docs on Amy Winehouse, Nick Cave, Alice Cooper, Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and Pussy Riot.

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BOO! Download 5 Halloween Films for $0.99 each!

Films

For those of you who go all out scary on All Hallows’ Eve, we have 5 spooky films to supplement your Halloween horror watch list. Best treat of all, you can download them for only $0.99 each!

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Download films about food for $0.99!

Films

Celebrate Thanksgiving by popping on your stretchiest pair of pants and downloading 5 films about food for just $0.99 each!

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